Southwyck Cinemas

2040 S. Reynolds Road,
Toledo, OH 43614

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Southwyck Cinemas

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The Cinemas at Southwyck Mall in south Toledo rose and fell along with the fortunes of the mall itself. AMC opened its first seven-plex at Southwyck, inside the mall, when it opened in 1972. An eighth screen was added in 1976.

Later, AMC opened a three-screen addition, with a separate exterior entrance in 1985, originally to feature art and independent films. In 1996, as the mall began to decline, AMC closed the interior, eight-screen section and National Amusements took over the three-screen section with the exterior entrance, closing it in 2001. The entire mall closed in 2008 and was demolished in 2009.

Contributed by Christopher Walczak

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on June 29, 2010 at 3:15 am

THE THREE SCREEN ADDITION OUTSIDE THE MALL WAS

AKA:

SOUTHWYCK 9-10-11

SOUTHWYCK 3

Was this the first 7-plex in the world?

More info or photos?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on June 29, 2010 at 4:11 am

I do not know if it was the first seven-plex in the world, but it appears to have definitely been the first for AMC. The three exterior theaters also appear to have been at least briefly known as the Southwyck Art Cinemas.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

The Toledo Blade was so anxious for the Southwyck Art Cinemas to succeed that it published this editorial urging public support for the house in its issue of May 15, 1998. The editorial said that the Art Cinemas had opened “…about four months ago,” so the house began operating with the art film policy around the beginning of 1998.

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